Jul 26, 2013 7:00pm PDT
square. people are gathering in what is being seen as a response to the defense minister's call for a mandate to fight what he calls as terrorism. that is the scene that is very different from what is going on where they were just reporting from. you are with me. >> is definitely a scene of celebration, not a demonstration as you can probably see and hear, fireworks continuing into the early hours of saturday morning. this crowd came appear to the large gatherings also outside the presidential palace. gathering at aat strategic location. wanted alitary who mandate or simply wanted to gauge the support it had, it certainly got a very clear indication with the numbers eating the call of the defense minister, calling them a hero. >> the question is what the mandate is. that is what they call for. >> the statement made by the it is not justr, seeping but used in the official discord. also by the presidency. they urge egyptians to take to the street. authority is referring to the continuing attacks security. that is the actions of the military and the police for days to come. >> ther
Jul 29, 2013 5:30am PDT
the two parties. the defense ministry is still controlled by mugabe's party. military officials deny allegations a plan -- a vote rigging, saying the constitution outlines a new role. >> the president is the commander in chief of the defense forces. therefore, all forces are under a political leader, but as head of state. i must clarify that the security sector is not the government. they are state employees. they are loyal to the state. this, primes like minister morgan tsvangirai is telling his supporters that president mugabe needs the army to stay in power. they do not want another power- sharing government, but what each man will do to make that happen is worrying people. togo's election commission says the ruling party has one last week's parliamentary elections. the president will begin his third term after his union for the republic party 162 of the 91 seats. the opposition accuses the government of mismanaging the polls. but international observers say there were no irregularities that undermine the results. pope francis has left rio de janeiro after days of frenzy and fanfa
Jul 28, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. >> the national defense council issued a strongly worded statement directing that those rallying against military rule, urging them to reject violence and so-called terrorism, to stop any incitement against the state, and saying that any violation of the law would be acted upon. another example of the increasingly strong rhetoric that we are hearing from the military establishment. at the the european union foreign-policy chief has arrived in cairo. she will be meeting with the interim government, including the resident and the interim defense minister. she will be meeting with the freedom and justice party. that is the clinical wing of the muslim brotherhood group. she will be looking for some kind of transitional move towards civilian rule in egypt. she would be very concerned over the events over the past week, with more than 70 people being killed in cairo on friday. >> just in the past hour, egypt security forces arrested two leaders. they have been charged with incitement and insulting the judiciary. the party is an offshoot of the muslim brotherhood that was formed in the mid-1990s. egypt'
Jul 27, 2013 2:00pm PDT
's interior minister has denied responsibility for the deaths of those protesters. the national defense council is meeting tonight. they have a lot to a dress. >> -- -- they have a lot to address. judging by the narrative we are hearing from officials so far, we are not really seeing any signs of remorse or apologetic tones. it is clear who the state is placing the blame on. you can tell by the tone of the military interior. we are clear he places the blame on the brotherhood. he absolve the police. absolved the police. there were a lot of people penning some hope on getting his long-standing stance -- he express apology over twitter saying he's going to try and push some sort of investigation into this. this is a nation that heard a lot of promises about that finding commissions and investigations. unless they see something material on the grounds, it is going to be difficult to see with the state can offer to change people's minds. the prosecutor ordered an expedited investigation into the matter. we have seen lots of those ordered before. we have not heard any results. >> thank you.
Jul 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
. this is an explicit call for violence and what could turn into a civil war. we expect the minister of defense to be much more responsible than to call on more violence. how can we negotiate? how can there be dialogue right now? coup,has been a military a very bloody coup. there has been removal and disappearance of a democratically elected president. violence in the streets. over 200 people have been killed. media, closing of several and tv stations. there can be no dialogue until the violence stops and some of the demands are met. until the democratically elected these peaceful protests, thousands if not millions, they remain and continue to remain on the streets, until they are heard. >> rescuers in china are still trying to reach people affected by two powerful earthquakes. 90 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured. gansurthquake struck in province. hundreds of aftershocks and landslides are hampering the rescue operation. more than 30,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. -- these pictures show the extent of the damage in many rural areas. craig is following th
Jul 25, 2013 5:30am PDT
to try and justify why there was a call from the defense chief on wednesday for people to turn out because there's been a lot of discussion about the language and the reasons. a, why was he saying that if people turn out in large numbers that will give the authorities a mandate to tackle violence and terrorism what exactly did he mean by that? there have been a lot of violent incidents and some of them have been around marches in cairo and other cities but also violence incidents in the north of sinai with attacks on police targets and civilians. but not everyone's clear that there should be a link made between those two phenomenon. also, people are wondering exactly what -- why he called people out and why it was him that made the first step. i think all of the other politicians around this roadmap for egypt now, the interim authorities are keen to say it's in everyone's interest that the other side of the story is told. and i think that we're already hearing that now at a press conference by one of the groups who actually were instrumental in pushing for morrissey's over-- morsi'
Jul 26, 2013 5:30am PDT
a call by the defense toister abdel fattah el sisi turn out in large numbers to show their support for a military crackdown on violence, as he puts it. there are scores of people selling images, posters of abdel fattah el sisi, selling egyptian flags. they are not doing much business right now, but later on they will. people walking through on foot, but there are many armored personnel carriers blocking the road. as you go towards the square, you have your id checked. there are obvious concerns about security on this side of the march. i think what everybody is wondering whether there will actually be any contact with the pro-morsi camp. elsewhere in cairo, that could be a possibility. >> what about these allegations am a new allegations that have been brought against the ousted president morsi from before he was president? it is interesting because the isge has now said morsi being detained for 15 days, pending investigations into allegations that he was part of operations by hamas, the palestinian group, during the uprising which overthrew hose me mubarak in early 2011 -- hosni m
Jul 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
president and the defense minister. they also want the freedom and justice party, the political wing of the muslim brotherhood, it is the second time they have been here but a lot has changed in last couple of weeks. we have had the military asked able to go to the street to carry out a campaign against what they are calling violence and terrorism. we have had the interior minister say the anti-military rallies will be cleared, so no doubt, they will be trying to emphasize the european union's position that egypt needs a peaceful, transitional time into civilian rule. but from everything we are seeing at the moment over the last week and with the deaths on friday, more than 70 people killed, she will have a lot of concerns she will be talking about. >> african union officials have arrived to observe the presidential election in zimbabwe. they'll head to the the poll on wednesday but already the stations of irregularity and intimidation. as zimbabwe dances toward election day, leading contenders for the country's leadership are in a frenzied hunt. robert mcguffey uses last rally in th